The successful candidate will teach social work courses such as practice, HBSE, and policy with an opportunity to develop and teach elective social work courses in an area of expertise. Teaching assignments are determined by programmatic need and may include course work at our St. Davids and/or Esperanza campuses. The Esperanza campus serves Hispanic and local communities in Philadelphia. There will also be opportunities to assist in the development of and teach in the future MSW program. The Social Work Department is exploring the development of an MSW program and there may be future opportunities to teach in the MSW program.
Eastern University is known for its emphasis on faith, reason, and justice. The Department of Social Work embodies this mission whole-heartedly.
Teach four courses each semester.
Help develop the academic, social, and spiritual dimensions of the students.
Interview students for admission to the major.
Assist with Open Houses and other student recruitment and retention activities.
Maintain compliance with CSWE accreditation standards.
Uphold the vision of the Social Work Department.
Pursue a scholarly agenda of inquiry, presentation, and publication.
MSW from a CSWE accredited program and preferably a PhD in Social Work or DSW.
Minimum of two years post MSW practice experience.
Record of teaching undergraduate BSW courses.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a strong preference given to bilingual candidates.
Commitment to collaboration and shared decision-making.
Embodiment of the values of caring and compassion, justice and integrity, competence and affirmation.
Commitment to treat each member of the campus community with fairness, dignity, and respect seeking a spirit of unity and harmony as we join together to achieve our common mission.
Theological alignment with the doctrinal statement of the University; sincere and enthusiastic affirmation of the University’s mission, vision and core values; and a commitment to integrating Christian faith into teaching and professional work.
The Social Work Department is comprised of five full-time faculty. The BSW program has been accredited by CSWE since 1974. The BSW in Social Work at Eastern University educates students to be knowledgeable and skilled general social work practitioners, compassionate agents of God’s mercy and justice in meeting common human needs, with particular attention to people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. This mission is accomplished through: 1) preparing students for beginning professional social work practice with diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities; 2) educating students about the values and ethics of the profession and to ethically integrate a Christian perspective embodying empathy, justice, and the dignity and worth of each person; and 3) educating students to use critical analysis and scientific inquiry to develop a social work knowledge base and skills.
To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and 3 professional letters of reference to email@example.com.
About Eastern University
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission and be willing to endorse by signing Eastern University’s doctrinal statement. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.
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About Eastern University
Eastern University is located in St. Davids, Pennsylvania with branch campuses in the Philadelphia and Harrisburg regions. Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with our mission and community standards. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.
In accordance with state laws, Act 73 of 2007 & Act 153 of 2014 (relating to the Child Protective Services Law), school employees of Eastern University who will have "direct contact with children" must complete the background check process prior to employment. University employees must obtain and present directly to the Human Resources department the following three child protection clearances: FBI Criminal Record Check; Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance and Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check. Click here for information on how to obtain t...hese clearances. Employment will be contingent upon successful results of the background investigation.
This description is intended to describe the general level and nature of work performed by the person/people assigned to this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities of the person/people so assigned.